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Punjab government bans 100 textbooks

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On July 23, Pakistan’s most populous province Punjab banned 100 books that were being taught in private schools for carrying “blasphemous and anti-Pakistan content”. The step was taken by the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) Managing Director Rai Manzoor Hussain Nasir. According to The News, Nasir said that the PCTB was reviewing 10,000 books […]


Newspaper vendors’ problems to be solved: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said the problems of newspaper vendors will be solved on a priority basis. The minister held out the assurance during a meeting with secretary general of the All Pakistan Newspaper Vendors Federation Tika Khan, who along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on CDA Affairs […]


APNS condoles

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KARACHI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society president Hameed Haroon and secretary general Sarmad Ali on behalf of the office bearers and members of the Society, have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Choudhary Asghar Ali Jatt – Publisher / Chief Editor of Daily Masafat Lahore. The APNS office bearers expressed their condolence and prayed […]


PFUJ concerned over termination of journalists by Jehan Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over the sacking of four reporters and several newsroom staffers by the management of Jehan Pakistan newspaper in Islamabad. In a joint statement, PFUJ  President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi said it was a cruel decision at a time when there is widespread unemployment in […]


APNS offers condolence

KARACHI: Hameed Haroon, President, Sarmad Ali, Secretary General, All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on behalf of the office bearers and members of the Society have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Chaudhry Nazir Ahmed, President, Akhbar Farosh Union, Lahore. He played a very important role for the development of newspaper industry and particularly […]


Sindh information dept to clear payment against 66 newspaper bills

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KARACHI: In order to clear the dues of different newspapers, the finance department of the Sindh government has allowed further payment against 66 bills amounting to Rs43,410,772, according to a press release. The statement said the finance department had given permission through a written letter to the Sindh Accountant General, dated June 18, 2020. The […]


Clear newspapers’ dues within 20 days, SHC tells Sindh govt

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KARACHI: Expressing its displeasure over non-payment to media, Sindh High Court has ordered the government of Sindh to pay outstanding dues to CPNE member’s newspapers within 20 days. This order was passed on Wednesday by a division bench comprising of Justice Muhammad Ali Mazher and Justice Agha Faisal during hearing a contempt of court application […]


Planning minister vows relief package for newspaper sellers

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar has assured newspaper sellers that the government will play its role for pulling them out of the financial crisis in this critical time. The minister said this while talking to a delegation of the All Pakistan Akhbar Farosh Federation headed by its secretary general […]


Unemployed newspapers hawkers demand relief package

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SWABI: The lockdown imposed in the district and other parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the wake of outbreak of Covid-19, dozens of newspaper hawkers have been rendered jobless. The Swabi District Newspaper Vendors’ Union, in a joint statement issued here on Sunday, said that due to the pandemic of coronavirus, businesses had been badly […]


Asad Umar promises solving problems of newspaper hawkers

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said on Saturday the government would take all measures to solve problems of newspaper hawkers and steer them out of the economic crisis. He was talking to All Pakistan Akhbar Farosh Federation Secretary General Tikka Khan, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) former president […]


Extraordinary delay in payment of media dues: APNS extremely concerned over govt inaction

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KARACHI: The APNS has expressed its profound concern on extraordinary delay in the payment of media dues by the federal government despite clear instructions by the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, in a statement has stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan had appointed a committee on media […]


CPNE urges govt to release media dues

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The Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) on Sunday said the role of independent media has become more important in the context of public awareness during current crisis, as it urged the government to release pending dues to media houses. These views were expressed by CPNE President Arif Nizami during a meeting of the Standing […]


APNS grieved

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KARACHI: Hameed Haroon, President, and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, have expressed their profound grief over the sad demise of the mother of Senator Faisal Javed Khan, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Information & Broadcasting. The APNS office-bearers have expressed their condolence to the bereaved family and prayed that Almighty Allah […]


Mansehra newspaper hawkers get ration

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MANSEHRA: The Mansehra district administration gave away ration packages to newspaper hawkers here on Tuesday.Deputy Commissioner Aurangzeb Haider Khan handed over the packages to 28 newspaper hawkers at a function held at his office. Speaking on the occasion, the official said newspaper hawkers had been affected as were other segments of the society because of […]